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Asus O!play HD2

Asus O!play HD2
alaScore 90

156 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Asus O!play HD2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus O!play HD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Asus O!Play HD2


This USB 3.0-enabled networked media player throws in the kitchen sink.

Good value ; Extensive card reader input ; Audio connectivity

Uninspiring design ; Unintuitive to install hard drive

If you can live with its bulk, less than stellar looks and rather plain menus, Asus' latest O!Play HD2 media player is one of the most versatile around, stuffed with connectivity and features. It performs well, plays everything without a glitch and –...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Asus O!Play HD2 review


Despite the all-powerful Apple TV being in the same price bracket, Asus's O!Play HD2 streamer is a perfectly good device with options for a hard drive

Cheap ; crisp pictures and punchy audio ; provision to add a hard disk

Apple has more on-demand content

The O!Play HD2 is a flexible streamer that gets even better if you add a hard disk

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Dave James (

Asus O!Play HD2 review


The popular media streamer gets updated with USB 3.0 compatibility

Good hardware features ; NAS, BitTorrent and iTunes server ; USB 3.0

Lacking in content channels

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : electricpig (

Asus O!Play HD2 review


Money better spent than on the new Apple TV, but we're holding out for the Boxee Box

Tons of connectivity and format support for the price

No IPTV content on demand, no WiFi, odd design

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (

ASUS O!Play HD2 - Not All Sequels Fall Short


We take a look at yet another media player and this time, it's the popular ASUS O!Play HD2. It isn't new, but we thought of giving it a spin to see what exactly does it have to still maintain the buzz in the media player scene.

Multi-card reader + BT clientActs as NAS + Samba supportSolid remote, nice tactile feel

A tad expensiveLacks firmware update through internet feature

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : (

ASUS O!Play HD2 Review


There is no denying this...the HD media player is a much needed device to feed HD content to our high definition televisions. At a price of Rs. 8,000, the HD2 offers an excellent HD video experience, the ability to hold a 3.5 inch hard drive internally...

Excellent SD video up-scaling, HD video playback is flawless, Can hold a 3.5 inch HDD internally, USB 3.0 capability makes it future ready, Ability to download Torrents, Remote app to control device from iPhone

User interface needs a refresh, Slight stutter visible in fast moving scenes

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Vishal Mathur (

ASUS O!Play HD2 - the HD media player with a difference


ASUS O!Play HD2 - the HD media player with a difference

Excellent SD video up-scaling ; HD video playback is flawless ; Can hold a 3.5 inch HDD internally ; USB 3.0 capability makes it future ready ; Ability to download Torrents ; Remote app to control device from iPhone

User interface needs a refresh ; Slight stutter visible in fast moving scenes

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player


Why would you watch your favorite videos on your computer monitor when you can get a full 5.1 surround sound HDTV experience in your living room? This is partly why ...

Internal 3.5-inch SATA hard drive dock ; Browser-based BT engine management ; Plenty of input and output options ; Robust file format and codec support

No multitasking with network-based functions ; No device-initiated BT downloads ; No YouTube, Netflix, or Hulu ; No integrated Wi-Fi connectivity

The main playback buttons are found toward the top, a five-way navigator in the center, and some quick access buttons near the bottom. These quick access buttons are labelled much more clearly than the old version, giving you one-press access to...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Nathan Kirsch (

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player Preview


The recently released O!Play HD2 is the flagship HD media player from ASUS. This player boasts new hardware features like USB 3.0, on-board 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive storage, NAS support, iPhone interconnectivity and DLNA compatibility. The ASUS O!Play...

The ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player is a very good device for those looking for on-board storage and hassle-free playback of all their media files. While not the smallest player on the market, the O!Play HD2 can be equipped with a 3.5" drive and plays...

Dec, 2010